Albert’s simple definition clearly exposes how individuals can consistently underperform in work or life. To “expect” a different outcome or to hope for improved performance does not make it so. Improved performance, the end of doing “less well than expected”, is possible when you change ineffective, unproductive behavior.
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As our java chat (i.e.-coaching conversation over coffee) continues she begins to confide in me when I ask, “What is your challenge today?” The bottom line: her growing disengagement at work. You might say “harmony” in the human interaction is missing in her experience with her manager.
Yes, I was so looking forward to the presentation.
The American Society of Training and Development’s annual statewide conference was on campus at the University of Tulsa. Having submitted my presentation proposal, I was honored to be selected. My presentation title: “How to Take the Donkey out of Training”.
Imagine the work required to move a large solid wood dining room table, chairs, and all the other pieces of furniture out of the dining room. Imagine unload book shelves, desk, and piano out the study-office. Imagine the mess created to tear out the wood floor laid only 2-3 years ago.
Imagine the mess and noise created as new wood floor is installed and sanded. Imagine the smell that comes from re-staining; being driven out of your home as the finish coat(s) are applied to the new wood floor.